STREET ARTIST MINI-ME

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WHAT
Mini-me is ephemeral street art found in city and country locations. Tiny figures are placed temporarily in settings of street art, nature or infrastructure creating stories about  justice, sustainability and heritage. The setting is photographed for Instagram or other media.
WHO

Mini-me or Minime is a miniature street artist from Melbourne whose work can be viewed on instagram – findminimeor experienced on Melbournewalks.com street art tours.
One inspiration for Minime is the famed British artist Slinkachu.  Minime however is unique in that the spectator is the artist, reversing the conventional paradigm.
HOW
Mini-me are distributed free to human ‘Big-me’s,’ often young students. Mini-me is their friend on a life journey of self-expression.  Up to 2000 Mini-me are travelling our planet today with their Big-me friends illustrating stories about worlds they visit.
WHY
Minime are tiny survivors in a big scary world. Feel familiar? Our art reduces their world to a manageable size just like we all do in real life.

Refuge: Mini-me symbolises the lost and vulnerable people of our world. Fortune has rescued them to a safe adventurous life with their big protectors.
Respect: Respect for the humanity and dignity of every individual no matter how small in social status is the foundation of a free and fair society.
Sustainability: No glue, paint, paper or markers! Mini-me are reused hundreds of times without damaging the heritage fabric of our lanes and buildings.
WHERE
Minime’s were made in Asia half a century ago for miniature railways ie the tiny public on little trains, buildings and streets. They are the Other,  a  perception of what westerners looked like in the 1940s and 50s, a cultural view of a world long lost to time. 

TODAY
Our tiny time-travelers are bewildered by this new world that they encounter. Fortunately, big kindly protectors are here to help.  I
n this challenging millennium with so many anxieties couldn’t we all use a little help from a BFG now and then?

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